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Streets, Library And Gardens Named After Belarus Abroad

A square in India, a theme park in China and a library in England. Where can one find Minsk and other Belarus’ places abroad?

Today BelaruFeed will tell you about places related to our country by different means all over the world.

Square in Bangalore, India

Minsk Square is located almost in the center of the city, not far from the Palace of the Governor.

It is relatively small but green, with a sculpture of an airplane and an Unknown Soldier memorial.

Street in Brno, Czech Republic

Minsk street in Brno is in the north-western part of the 380-thousand city.

The 600m street hosts small houses with tiled roofs, tram tracks, and paved sidewalks.

Shopping mall in Riga, Latvia

Thк shopping mall named after Minsk was built back in Soviet times.

Interestingly, Minska has a ‘brother’ in Belarusian capital – a shopping centre Riga.

Churches in New York and Jersey, US

Belarusian diaspora in America has some churches named after Belarusian saints.

These are Saint Euphrosynia Belarusian Church in South River, New Jersey with a Belarusian-American center and Cathedral of St. Cyril of Turaŭ in Brooklyn, New York.

Minsk street in Al Hamra, UAE

In 50km from Dubai, between the cities of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, there is an oasis called Al Hamra. Around it, there are cottages, golf clubs, yacht clubs, and shopping centers.

 

Al Hamra apartments not far from Minsk Street

The 3m Minsk street surrounds the area, connecting the Sheikh Mohammed Ben Salem highway and the Al Hamra Marina yacht club.

Amusement park in China

Actually, it all started with an aircraft carrier stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the ship was bought by the Chinese who converted it into a militaristic theme park called Minsk World.

Camping in Canada

This leisure base is called Slutzak after one of the Belarusian towns. The explanation of the name’s origin is simple, its owners are immigrants from Belarus.

Photo: Steelhead 2010

Streets in Russia and Ukraine

Expectedly, most of the streets and lanes can be found in Russia. There are Belarus related streets in twenty cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Barnaul, Leninsk-Kuznetsky and Ufa.

In Kyiv, there is Minsk Avenue, on one side of it is a green zone, on the other – the Minsk microdistrict. Besides, one will have a chance to walk along Minsk street and Minsk alley there.

Photo: AMY / Wikimedia Commons

Underground systems of both capitals have several stations named after Belarus. One of the stations in Moscow’s metro is pretty grand, with mosaics and statues showing the life in BSSR.

A station in Kyiv is smaller and more modern, it is decorated with ornaments that remind traditional Belarusian ornamentation.

Minsk Gardens Boulevard in Miami, US

The tiny resort town is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 70km north of Miami, Florida.

Photo: Google Maps

The Minsk Gardens Boulevard has a length of 2.5km and encircles the territory of Palm Beach State College.

Library in London, UK

Belarusian Library and Museum named after Francysk Skaryna are located in an idyllic suburb of London.

Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum. Photo: Čajčyc

Bognor Regis, the cozy seaside resort town in 100km south of London, has Minsk Avenue. Although avenue is a strong word. In reality, it is 100m long lane with only a few mansions.

Street in Brazil

Porto Velho is a city in northwest Brazil. Minsk street is about 140 meters long located on the southern outskirts of the city.

What will you see there? Just imagine a typical Brazilian favela with one-story buildings and you are at a Brazilian version of Minsk street.

The list obviously has no end,  if you know more, tell us about it in the comments section below or on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn or YouTube.

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